Moroccan Ambassador says ties with Lebanon unscathed despite ‘grey cloud’

Moroccan Ambassador to Lebanon, Mohammad Krin, on Monday maintained that the bilateral relations were still unscathed, despite the "grey cloud" between the two countries.

"The grey cloud still hangs somewhere between Lebanon and Morocco, but it does not and will not affect at all the ties between the two brotherly countries, as confirmed by the Moroccan Foreign Minister," Krin told an interview with Radio Lebanon.

"We are aware of the Lebanese reality, and we deal with the Lebanese state on the basis of the official position. Within this context, there is complete harmony between Morocco and Lebanon regarding the contentious issues," he said.

"The Lebanese state position had been confirmed by the officials at the Foreign Ministry; Lebanon does not recognize the separatist entity detaching the Moroccan Sahara from Morocco," he added.

"Lebanon backs the efforts undertaken by the UN to reach a political solution to this issue," he continued.

"We are reassured over the Lebanese official position," he stressed.

Moreover, Krin revealed that a meeting for the higher cooperation committee between Lebanon and Morocco was under preparation. However, the diplomat indicated that a bundle of bilateral agreements was still pending the formation of the new Lebanese government.

"We in Morocco welcome all the agreements the Lebanese political actors reach, and we hope that a government led by Prime Minister Saad Hariri will be formed soon," he concluded.

Source: National News Agency